In the Air – A feature film in which artists from the Gulf Coast use dance, spoken word, and visual art to tell stories of environmental justice.
Detroit Interviews: Charity Hicks on environmental racism in Detroit – Interview with Charity Hicks, who was a beloved Detroit community leader and commons advocate. She was a founder of the Detroit People’s Water Board, and led opposition to the city shutting off water to low-income Detroit residents. Hicks was involved in many other local and national campaigns for the environment, water, social justice and food security and helped found the Great Lakes Commons network with many other organizations from around the lakes, including On The Commons.
The Garden – A film about South Central Farmers, highlights the politics of community-based activism and documents an important case of city-sponsored displacement.
Dolores – About Dolores Huerta. In the 1950’s, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer’s union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek – The painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.
Rise: Standing Rock (Parts 1&2) – Viceland’s passionate docuseries is injustice; the rights of a dispossessed, persecuted race abused by the State and corporations in avaricious pursuit of natural resources. Resistance at Standing Rock to the Dakota Access Pipeline through Sioux ancestral lands creates a pan-tribal protest. Hope is embodied in an alliance of women.
The Story of Stuff – Story of Stuff aims to expose the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls for people to band together to create a more sustainable and just world.
Urban Roots – A small group of dedicated citizens have started an urban environmental movement with the potential to transform a city. With the most vacant lots in the country, Detroiters are reclaiming their spirits by growing food.
An American Ascent – The film addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the world’s most iconic peaks.
City of Trees – Since 1990, nonprofit Washington Parks & People has tried to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a “green” job-training program in communities hardest hit.
The Water Front – The Water Front follows the personal journey of Vallory Johnson, who transforms her anger into an emotional grassroots campaign, defending affordable water as a human right in Highland Park, Michigan.
Standing Rock is Everywhere – With Standing Rock as a focal point, this Spring 2017 event brought perspective to the UCI campus as communities respond to enduring and intersecting crises of Indigenous, environmental, racial and social injustice. Panelists lifted up ways that Standing Rock has become a catalyst for intersectional analysis and movement building across issue and geography. Features leaders from Black Lives Matter, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, NAACP, and Communities for a Better Environment.
Beyond Recognition – After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. When this life-altering event fails to stop the development, they vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust.
March Point – March Point follows three teenagers from the Swinomish reservation who come to understand themselves, their community and the threat their people face.
Save Snoqualmie Falls – A film about protecting Snoqualmie Falls – their clean water sources, their forest lands and their open spaces, and respecting the lands deemed sacred by local Indian Tribes.
Maiden of Deception Pass – The documentary The Maiden of Deception Pass: Guardian of Her Samish People tells her story and how tribal history inspires generations of Samish people.
Garbage Dreams – Filmed over the course of four years, Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, Arabic for “garbage people.” Far ahead of any modern “Green” initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect.
Plastic China – This film tells a story about an unschooled 11-year-old girl Yi-Jie, she’s a truly global child who learns the world through the United Nations of Wastes while working with her YI minority parents in this recycle workshop thousand miles away from their mountain village home town.
Even In the Rain – Inspired by the real-life Water Wars in Bolivia in the year 2000, EVEN THE RAIN explores the lasting effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle of indigenous people against oppression and exploitation.
Blue Golds: World Water Wars – This film examines environmental and political implications of the planet’s dwindling water supply and showcases how wars in the future will be fought over water.
Coal Country – Coal Country takes a look at the opinions of miners who are working along with activists who are battling coal companies in Appalachia and working miners working with coal company officials who are concerned about jobs and the economy.
Flow – Along with identifying The World Water Crisis, Flow gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and developing new technologies which are becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.
Food, Inc. – This film unveils America’s food industry, showing how the nation’s supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers, and the environment.
GASLAND – This film documents filmmaker Josh Fox on a cross-country journey that uncovers a trail of secrets, lies, and contamination. One of many contamination stories that Fox discovers is residents of a Pennsylvania town who reports that they are able to light their drinking water on fire.
Sisters on the Planet – The film tells the story of four women, Martina-Uganda, Muriel-Brazil, Sharon-Mississippi, and Sahena-Bangladesh and their fight different struggles brought on by climate change in their respective communities.
The Story of Cap and Trade – The film introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this issue and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals, such as, free permits to big polluters and fake offsets.
Water Warriors – Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.
Who Killed the Electric Car – This film paints the picture of an industrial culture whose aversion to change and reliance on oil may be deeper than its ability to embrace ready solutions.
A Civil Action – The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyers.
A Fierce Green Fire – The first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.
An Inconvenient Truth – An Inconvenient Truth presents in film form an illustrated talk on climate by Al Gore, aimed at alerting the public to an increasing “planetary emergency” due to global warming, and shows re-enacted incidents from his life story which influenced his concerns about environmental issues.